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director. brennan used to run the cia station in saudi arabia. we will be live from pentagon in a minute. >>> and falling from space, wow, pretty cool, at a rate of more than 843 miles per hour, that's how fast dare devil felix baumgartner fell when he jumped from space. the official speed has been released. even faster now than those record keepers thought at first. pretty cool stuff. >>> one of our top stories today at cnn, a secret american drone base somewhere in saudi arabia, now this is according, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials were telling us the cia was building an air
to do is keep on making our overall economy use less oil. >> neil: but what is all this about how much energy we're using, but not how much energy we're getting? because we're not getting as much as we can. the oil watch, on what is really behind the pain at the pump. what is it? >> certainly not consumption. that statement from president obama is ridiculous. if you look at u.s. oil consumption, it's been declining for a long time now. last year we consumed 18.6 million barrels of oil a day, which i the same amount we consumed in 1996. so u.s. oil consumption is going down. not about the u.s. consuming more oil. western european oil consumption is going down. i you want to know where the growth is coming. , it's emerging marks like champion and india. china consumes two barrels of oil per person per year compared to the u.s. at 22 and at it just going to keep going -- >> it's not how much we're using but access to how much we're getting? the president says he has been more open to opening up land than anyone prior. you say what? >> well, i don't think so. obviously the u.s. energy comp
it used to be? we will discuss if it is still in investmenagood investment fog run. lori: it is back to the floor of the new york stock exchange with our very own nicole petallides. nicole: welcome back to both of you at the 1:00 p.m. the dow and the s&p are both pulling back. the dow moves within 100 points of the all-time closing high. we set new fresh five-year highs, 14,081. there was some news out of japan and obviously favorable monetary policy and that was off by the news from italy and whether or not that would bring the austerity measures back to the forefront, with actually execute and to the austerity measures. the fear index has moved to the upside, the dollars has gained strength and as result the market has been selling off some. we have come up off of our lowest of the day. lori: thank you, nicole. melissa: gas prices are finally pumping their breaks. they jumped $0.43. did you notice that? even after two days of declines, experts warned not to get too excited as price could hover nearly $4 per gallon mark. another price hike could be around the corner and seriously co
amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and are intending to use their guns safely. >> criminals aren't going to go to background checks. they are not going to go to the gun store and fill out a form. they are going to steal their guns, get them on the black market. >> well, two million people tried and were turned down because of the brady law. >> and only 44 were prosecuted. >> i'm in support of that. you just refuse to acknowledge that there's more that we can do while we focus on that and that doesn't even represent what your members think. >> the question was about common ground. this is clearly not an issue where there's common ground. i appreciate you both being on and having this discussion. we want to continue that. >>> a senior lawmaker comes "outfront" to explain why he's voting against hagel. >> and chuck grassley implies video games and not guns are the reason for america's mass shootings. what donations that he received from the nra play? >> and another commercial being called racist. i'll show you the ad and let you decide. let's go "outfront." >>> not so friendly fire
," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps
have a reporter in pretoria. good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> hello. rohit, can you hear me? apparently he is having trouble hearing us. he was taken into custody and in court and taken for medical examination. according to the police in pretoria, we learned there had perhaps other incidents of violence at that home and called for domestic violence. i want to bring in our nbc sports analyst. first of all, your initial reaction to this? >> utter and absolute shock. anybody who's ever met oscar pistorius just simply cannot wrap their heads around what this could possibly be. >> this sounds very dramatic, a charge of murder. it is possible this could have been an accidental shooting. what do you know about the relationship between these two? >> i don't know much about the relationship. one of the reports we're getting out of south africa now is they have gone to his house on multiple occasions for sort of arguments between these two, so i think that that sort of points in a different direction. >> you talk about the kind of guy oscar pistorius is. we had the chance to talk t
turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt and.us?one. oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >>> our second story "outfront," guns and big money. a new report out today is looking at the financial toll that president obama's proposals on gun control would have on the biggest gunmakers in the united states. our tom foreman is "outfront," looking at these numbers, and these are some pretty incredible numbers, tom. i want to first start off with the bushmaster, the gun used in newtown that's gotten so much attention, made by a company called the freedom group. >>
. thanks very much for joining us. you can follow us on twitter @wolfblitzer, @katebaldu an. >>> up next, senators rough up chuck hagel during his confirmation hearing. a senior lawmaker is "outfront" to explain why he's voting against chuck hagel. and chuck grassley implies the video games, not guns, are the reasons for america's mass shootings. what role did the donations he received from the nra play? and another super bowl ad being called racist. we'll show you the ad. it's a near and dear to our heart topic. let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin right now, though, with breaking news. you are looking at pictures right now of mexico city. this is a live shot that you're watching from our affiliate, forotv. right now, they're reporting that five people are dead and at least 75 are injured. there was an explosion at the offices of mexico's state-run pemex oil company. there are at least 30 people still trapped in the building. it's up clear right now what caused that explosion. we are trying to figure that out for you. we will monitor that, and as we get more information, we'll bring it
in dana bash. she's working this story for us. the critics of chuck hagel, and there are many, they are not giving up? >> they are not. and that's really what this is about. this is about hagel's harshest critics to say that they are not happy. it's a big deal. they are saying, mr. president, please withdraw it. if you look at these faces, they are the most conservative members of the senate so it isn't surprising that they would be this aggressive on what has really become a partisan issue and they know what that what has happened in this recess -- the senate is in recession -- is that some of their fellow republicans have come out and said, we will allow this to go forward. so they know it's not technically going to be possible for them to stop it but the votes, they thought maybe if there was a bombshell that came out during this time, that would help. they were digging for it. that didn't happen. what is interesting, we are going to see a very partisan vote and that is very different from what we have seen in the past most recent defense secretary votes. take a look at thi
into northern mexico. law enforcement officials say he could be anywhere, which brings us back to downtown los angeles, which will host the grammy as tonight at the staples center, not far from the los angeles police headquarters where we are now. there's stepped up security there tonight. they had road blocks there early this morning. as you know, police officers are dorner's target. >> what are the theorist with this guy? in his manifesto he seemed to suggest he wouldn't be around much longer. is there any thought he's taken his life or do they believe he's still out there. >> there are multiple theories. he could have taken his life. it's a mystery regarding his truck because track led away from the truck up in the mountains near big bear lake then they disappeared. he seemed bent on revenge and said he would go away and then reappear. there is fear he's waiting things out. he patiently planned this vengeful shooting. they remain on detail. the targets are people he blames for being part of his firing. >> frightening situation. >> our other top story, the digout in new england. the blizzard
of these agenda items through. >> every bit of it. >>> a u.s. senator's travel habits are under fire right now and may land him in serious legal trouble. we have the document showing that senator bob menendez, did not, as requested, to report that he accepted free plane trips. >>> and the fall of a man who was once the most catholic leaders in the united states. it's chevy truck month! silverado was also recognized for the lowest cost of ownership. hey, what are you gonna do with it? end table. oh. [ male announcer ] it's chevy truck month. now get 0% financing for 60 months, plus trade up to get $1,750 total allowance on a silverado all-star edition. or trade up and choose customer cash plus option package discount for a total value of $7,250. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ male announcer ] just like you, business p
the harrowing moments when the fugitive excop captured them. >> he continued to say to us quite frequently, he would not kill us. >> tying them up in their own home. binding their hands and covering their heads with pillowcases. how they escaped from christopher dorner. ♪ i think i want to marry you >>> and our biggest love live ever on this valentine's day. a surprise proposal right here on "gma." the bride-to-be has less than one hour to pick the cake, the dress. and then, she's headed down the aisle in a flash live wedding with all of their friends and family here to celebrate. just one question, will she say yes? >>> and if the bride does not say yes, josh elliott will do some softshoe, maybe some karaoke. >> nobody wants to see that. please, say yes. >> good morning, america. we're just six days away from robin's return. there it is right there. great to have elizabeth vargas here. we have a lot of breaking news. >> we do. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>>
>>> that's it for us. we'll see you one hour from now. piers morgan starts now. filling in is robin meade. >> i'm robin meade in for piers. hell on the high seas. >> i promise you none of my family members will ever take another cruise. >> the carnival cruise nightmare. 4,000 stranded on that crippled ship, slowly being pushed ashore. family members anxiously awaiting for its arrival. and i'll talk to a doctor about the real health threat on that ship. >> this is a floating petrie dish. >>> guns in america. the president's big push for a sweeping new ban. >> from the two months since newtown, more than 1,000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> i'll talk to the husband of the school psychologist who died at sandy hook. >>> plus, the legendary jane fonda. this is "piers morgan tonight." i'm robin meade. normally you're going to find me on hln's "morning express," but i'm here tonight and thank you to piers and everyone who normally watches him for allowing me to sit in. we have a lot of news to get to. we start with that 900
incredible numbers, tom. i want to first start off with the bushmaster, the gun used in newtown that's gotten so much attention, made by a company called the freedom group. >> this is hugely, hugely popular, the bushmaster ar-15. the freedom group was put together by a private equity company, and that i have announced they're getting ready to sell this, because of all the trouble over this. bushmaster itself was founded in 1973, annual revenue, $775 million. the impact from the proposed legislation, if they essentially lose the sale of that very popular gun out there, about $220 million. they currently employ around 3,000 people. they'd probably lose about 700 jobs, erin. >> wow, a third of their business. a huge number. mossberg & sons, a big gunmaker. >> if you're a gun owner, you know mossberg, a huge, huge name out there. looks very similar off the top and another popular weapon out here. this is mossberg's big seller in this regard. mossberg & son's founded 1919, annual revenue, $185 million, impact from the proposed legislation, $28 million. they would go from around 500 employees, they
hold what may be the gun he used to shoot her. >>> we're going to have a baby. >> and special delivery. the street buried in two feet of snow after the massive storm. the mom who couldn't wait for the plows. her whole neighborhood pulling her on a sled to get to the hospital. get ready to meet the miracle blizzard baby. >>> and good morning, america. happy friday to robin, heading into her last weekend before it's back to work. just five more days. >> a long weekend. >> great to have elizabeth vargas here. and a whole lot happened while all of you were sleeping. three, big, breaking stories. you see the pictures. right there, from the massive meteorite, just terrifying some there in eastern russia, thought the world was ending. >> and look at that streak. that streak of light in the sky. people did think the world was ending. explosions, sounded like bombs were going off. and right before impact, it was all caught on a dash cam. look at this. it looks like some sort of huge apocalyptic explosion. the brilliant light at this intersection, clearly blinding the drivers. sam will have more
and of using your tax dollars. hooking people up who did not qualify for this government program. dagen: did they bother to check? talking about the cell carriers and skip the charge cards, use twitter, the new deal that will let you tweak your payments. connell: that sounds a little dangerous. we have neil cavuto talking about the state of the union. with nicole petallides at the stock exchange and stocks, good morning. nicole: we are taking a look at market, 13,999 and change and 14,000 on the dow jones industrials and certainly have a lot of winners to speak of which we will get to in a moment and the tech having nasdaq trying to squeeze out a gain here, the s&p sitting well above the 1500 mark. traders thought there would be a pullback, can't predict one of those because the trend remains to the upside and as we continue to have higher lows and higher highs, and at the same time nervous to go longer on this market because it is up so far so fast and talk about names that are helping the dow long, retail index, bank index, bank of america, travelers, j. p. morgan, american express are a f
that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been some very heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy now defending her cousin, comic melissa mccarthy, and the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief," speaks out. >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to that breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. sporting legend oscar pistorius is making headlines for a very different reason this morning. he's been officially charged with the murder o
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
on the cover last year. ho-hum. kate upton. that is an amazing shoot in antarctica. kate will join us live to talk about that. >>> and then why is al weathering the elements in this new psa? he will explain. >>> nuclear test overnight from a defiant north korea. nbc's jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon this morning. mick, what can you tell us? >> nobody was surprised by the test itself. they knew it was coming. no one knew the exact timing. this one, in fact, has set off alarm bells. early readings are that this nuclear device that was tested may be three to six times more powerful than any previous nuclear test by the north koreans. the north koreans also claim that they did it with a much smaller device, perhaps meaning that they have made progress in miniaturizing nuclear weapons that could be put on the top of ballistic missiles that could ultimately threaten the united states. nobody is confirming that yet but it's got everybody's attention. now today's test drew a rapid and strong response from the white house. the president condemned the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and
. >> and they called us at the same time, so i could hear rebecca over my daughter through her phone talking to her mom, and i've got mine, you know, just this gut wrenching crying, momma, just come get me. it's so hot. i don't want to be here, momma. just come get me, please. just to hear that. your heart stops. your stomach just knots up and you want to fall to the ground. but you don't. you pick yourself up and you get to your kid. >> what information do you guys have about what they are putting up with as passengers? i mean, we hear, okay, that there's very little sewage, there's very little running toilets and little food. but what did they tell you? >> monday i talked to my ex-husband and he told me that they had just eaten onion sandwiches and they were asking to use the red plastic bags to use the restroom in, and they had some fruit. they did have some water, but it was warm bottled water. and the conditions were just getting worse. >> what my daughter told me, i tried not to focus on the negative, i tried to focus on the fact that i loved her and missed her and i was going to do everything i
for joining us. i'm fredricka whitfield. the top stories we're following for you right now, the vatican is sapphiring back against media reports on sex, money and gay priests calling them unverified or completely false would if italian publications claim pope benedict decided to resign the same day he received an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116
transforms us and makes us new. this would be historical. the last time a pope resigned happened 600 years ago. that would be pope gregory iv in 1415. the very first pope to resign was pope clement in the year 101, 1,100 years ago roughly that the first pope resigned. many questions about whether popes in modern times think resignation is acceptable or not. pope benedict said, in fact, made it very clear that being able to resign was acceptable and made this part of the statement released from the vatican, both strength of mind and body is necessary, and lots of questions, of course. we know the date he would be stepping down, which would be february 28th. many questions about why now? mep notice that the pope is much more frail in recent months, and the question would be unbelie unbelievably unusual. let's go to nic robertson joining us by phone. nic, lots of questions. nic live in london this morning. a bit of a stunner. was there any indication that this resignation was coming? >> absolutely none whatsoever, and the last few months, the pope started a twitter account, not what you expec
during the proceedings, no video. your pictures are it. can you show us some of the pictures? and here we have -- talk us through it. >> this is the attorney, i think was the day that he did really well with oscar. >> and this is oscar pistorius? >> this is oscar pistorius. this is the judge and now for the state. just full of media, trying to create emotion and an idea of what's actually happening in court. just chaos inside there. >> the strongest image you've got here showing the emotion on oscar pistorius, which picture would you have? >> this is the family i did today. this is his coach at the back. this is his father and the sister and brother. so that was important with this judgment to get them into a shot and trying to get emotion. but there was no -- >> a took a lot of time. we heard from the coach saying he's very concerned about his mental well,. wanted him to get back into training. there were moments when he was breaking down in tears in the courtroom. were you able to capture those? >> yes, and in the previous ones that we're not showing right now, i tried capturing it, but
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
for this. is a top murder profiler in south africa. she used to work with the south african police, now she is on her own. the speculation here is, jenna, that she won't be officially involved in this case. back to you. jenna: some interesting dynamics there. greg palkot live in south africa. greg, thank you. jon: now this fox news weather alert. there is no rest for folks weary of winter weather. oklahoma seeing white out conditions in the latest blizzard to pummel the central plains. officials there are strongly urging people to stay off the roads today. the massive storm system also has its sights set on the midwest. chicago could see more than six inches of snow by the time it's all over. and storms expected in the gulf states. flooding and tornadoes are possible. maria molina live from the fox weather center. >> good to see you. we are talking about yet again another blizzard across areas that last week on thursday had to deal with blizzard conditions and over a foot of snow picking up record amounts of snowfall. amarillo, texas this time around could be looking at up to 20 inches of s
move. nuclear waste leak in the u.s. new fighter jets already grounded. and yahoo!'s new ban that's rubbing some employees the wrong way. we have details on all those stories throughout this hour. but first. >>> new today, president obama take aim at congressional republicans with just six days until the painful across the board budget cuts take effect, if no deal can be reached to avert the sequester. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kid' schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they really willing to slash military health care and the border patrol just because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies? are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top? >> meantime, republicans are defending their record, putting the blame on the president. senator john hobin of north dakota delivered this week's republican address. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the preside
mean how sick can you get? and shame on us as a nation. >> we will see you back here tomorrow, tokes. this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh, good morning. here's the problem jacki schechner. chris lavoie tends to blurt out personal information before we go on air. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: what does everyone know about? jacki schechner is here. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] who is not at my house drinking at the super bowl party because she was at another one. jim ward was at my house drinking. when i went to bed last night jim ward was still drinking at my house at my super bowl party. jim not here. >> interesting. what did do you to jim? >> stephanie: well, listen, i don't know. our other truffle member, melissa fitzgerald was there. maybe she has some information. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] we'll have to dive into this when jim arrives. >> to grace us with his presence. >> i think jim and i are on opposite sides of the beyoncÉ issue. not since michelle obama's bangs has there been -- >> stephanie: what is it? >> i think he liked it. i had some problems wit
up with u.s. companieses that does business there. mixed economic news here at home m weekly unemployment claims came in higher than expected but the housing market, yeah, that remains a bright spot. existing home sales we found out today, they rose and home prices have been going up. that was good news. stocks were lower but they have bounced back up. >> that's a nice way to end the hour and the day with the markets and good news. a couple bits of good news. thank you so much, alison kosik. that's going to do it for me. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> fred, thanks very much. happening now, a brazen shooting leads to a deadly chain reaction crash all within major sites of major casinos in las vegas. >>> the major investigator in the pistorius case has been thrown off the case. >>> and a senator admits that he fathered a child with another one-time senator's daughter. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up. we begin with today's new concerted effort to make president obama withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel to
ship, slowly being pushed ashore. family members anxiously awaiting for its arrival. join us tonight. and i'll talk to a doctor about the real health threat on that ship. >> this is a floating petrie dish. >>> also, gunses in america. the president's big push for a sweeping new ban. >> from the two months since newtown, more than 1,000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> i'll talk to the husband of the school psychologist who died at sandy hook. >>> plus, the legendary jane fonda. her message for women everywhere. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. i'm robin meade. normally you're going to find me on hln's "morning express," but i'm here tonight and thank you to piers and everyone who normally watches him for allowing me to sit in. we have a lot of news to get to. we start with that 900 foot, 14 story cruise ship that is adrift this hour in the gulf of mexico. and the growing desperation and anger for the thousands trapped on it. the ship is called the "triumph" and it's being slowly towed to land. it should
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, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
the president. thank you. >> reporter: so the point, of course, is to use the star power of these artists to try to put pressure on congress to pass new gun laws. at the same time increasing the visibility of the organization mayors against illegal guns. they're pushing for improving background checks on gun purchases, passing the recent proposal to make gun trafficking a crime. also promoting proposals to get high capacity magazines off the streets, banning certain automatic -- semi-automatic fire arms, so-called assault weapons. also, actress amanda peet brought up the issue of further mental health screening for people trying to buy guns. listen. >> doing nothing will fail. doing nothing has failed. to people who question the potential effectiveness and/or practicality of these measures, to the people who say it would have happened anyway or we won't catch everybody, i say doing nothing has failed. >> reporter: i talked to mark glades, the director of mayors against illegal guns, he was at the news conference. he said they want to show there is a broad coalition that cuts across all demograph
entirely public, it is raising all sorts of concerns about the ethics and legalalty of using force against americans overseas. and the senate intelligence committee sent brennan questions prior to today's hearings including how do they determine whether someone is affiliated with al-qaeda. and the president will go to virginia to talk about his second-term agenda. he spent time with senate democrats yesterday, and also worked on how to work out his priorities. and new york times reports that obama is giving back by planning to hit the campaign trail this coming year. already on the calendar at least 14 fund-raising events. we're back after the break. ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to loo
can, but the leadership, oh, my gosh, like, they'll tell us one thing, you know, for example, you know, a tugboat was supposed to come once that first evening. well, we sat on the water for two days with nothing and, you know, the seas were really high. in fact, that night my friends and i we slept in our lifeboats in our bed and i truly, truly, truly thought the boat was going to tip over because it slants at, like, a 45-degree angle one day, and then the next day it's to the other side. and, like, i don't know, pipes are busting. i know the sewer is backing up and, like, water is in the cabins and it's just a nightmare. >> it sounds absolutely horrendous. did i hear you correctly a few moments ago, there are no working toilets or there's just lit -- >> there's -- there's very limited. for example, ours worked one day for one hour. but then it has not worked since then. so, basically we've had an hour of it working. i mean, we have to use the bathroom in these bags in the trash can, you know, like, the vanity trash can and then we have to take it into the hall and put it in these bigg
. rosemary is tracking your weather. >> yes, a nice day. mostly clear, a little cool. some of us are a lot cooler. some of us not so much. it has to do with the winds i'm seeing in the hills and around the bay area. by the afternoon the winds will relax. the temperatures will be warmer that be what we were yesterday. i'll show you by how much and the reason behind these winds and when i expect they will go away coming up. >>> and with the start of the daytona 500 just hours away, nascar says that drivers will start their engines as planned despite a big wreck in the final lap of the sprint cup series yesterday that caused major damage at the speedway. >> we met with nascar at 8:00 a.m. we reviewed all the repairs we made last evening. we worked late into the evening and we're prepared to go racing today. >> just a short time ago the daytona international president said that crews spent the night fixing a damaged fence that is used to protect fans. people who have tickets in that area will be reseated if they request it. there was a crash yesterday with fans jumping out of their seats that
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